Maybe it's around the third birthday that you can talk about it. The parents of a serious sleeper might be ready much sooner, though there are plenty of parents who won't find any charms in the topic until even later. The activities of nighttime animals, we mean. Who can pos.... read more
Looking ahead to your child starting kindergarten is the moment in parenting when you first catch a glimpse of time's boomerang headed right back at you—and fast!All those tiny steps and little moments in the long days (but short years) of baby and preschool parenting are.... read more
The prospect of travel elicits so many questions in a young child's mind. Any answers we give to our little ones' endless where, when, how far and how long questions are, however, invariably met with a puzzled face. And then more questions. Questions that really can't be an.... read more
Call us conflicted. We tend to cast a jaundiced eye at the "new year, new you" promises we hear this time of year. And, yet, we place real faith in any opportunity for reflection that offers a bit of perspective, a perch from which we can look at ourselves, see what we like, w.... read more
Hanukkah FunWe at the Savvy Source struggle to keep the holidays distinct (and therefore discernable) to our preschoolers. We struggle mightily against the big blur that December can become. Sometimes, like this year, the calendar makes our struggle pointless. It seems like we.... read more
As parents of young children, we have so much to be thankful for. We may not feel thankful every single second, especially during the tired and cranky seconds, but every day with children offers countless small moments of grace. So, this Thanksgiving, let's count at least a fe.... read more
We've been delighting in our wanderings through autumn, and we've tried to keep a balance between nature and leaves and cooler weather fun and that absolutely delicious holiday known as Halloween. But at this point, there's no semblance of balance.We are all pumpkins, all cost.... read more
We marvel at the way our children focus their attention on the tiny: the ladybug on the leaf, the tiny crack in the sidewalk, the speck of offending green stuff in the plate of pasta.And so how, exactly, can we explain the vastness of the world to them, when they are so tuned .... read more
Kids are a funny bunch. They are often loath to change and anything new. But still, our little ones are open to so much—and so much more than we more ossified parents are! Think of poetry: preschoolers happily read and repeat poems with ease and delights. Meanwhile, we gro.... read more
We love preschools that allow our children to do interesting, inspired art projects. We love seeing the work of our little artists. We also wonder what on earth to do with all the stuff that comes dashing in the door every single school day. We admit it, we are drowning. Loo.... read more
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